On Sunday, May 16, avid readers of all ages are invited to participate in a book exchange held at St. Mary Catholic School, located at 210 Gurler Road in DeKalb from 1pm – 4pm. The cost of admission is $5, and there is no limit on the number of books that can be traded in.
“Online book exchanges are becoming very popular, but the shipping costs can be expensive,” said St. Mary Principal Pat Weis. “We think this is a fun, affordable way for people to share books they no longer need while encouraging the community to keep reading.”
The book exchange will take place in the school’s cafeteria where the books will be accepted, sorted, and placed on tables according to genre. Participants will move among the tables at their leisure and make their selections. Seating will also be provided so people can relax, wait for “new” books to arrive, and enjoy a variety of refreshments available for purchase.
According to Weis, this event is a wonderful reason for people to clean out their bookshelves and engage in a hobby that usually begins in childhood. “Reading is a habit that has a lot of positive benefits regardless of your age. Research has shown it improves cognitive abilities, enhances creativity, and makes people better analyzers and problem solvers. In general, it helps a person be successful in life,” she said. For more information about the book exchange, please contact Patricia at 815-895-0540. For more information about St. Mary’s Catholic School, visit them at: www.stmarydekalb.org
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